Our inaugural Community-Building and Networking Program seeks to increase student involvement in the HBA and to connect pre- and post-doctoral students more closely with faculty members. To this end, we created two new positions on the HBA Executive Committee – the Junior Service Fellows, who join the HBA to serve as point persons for this Networking Program.

Our inaugural Junior Service Fellows for 2020-22 are: Kayleigh Meighan (University of Nevada), with research interests in biocultural medical anthropology, and Olawunmi “Taiye” Winful (Vanderbilt University), with research interests in genetics, race, stress, embodiment, and African and African American diversity.

HBA members will receive an announcement soon from our Junior Service Fellows, inviting members to this mentoring program in advance of our Annual Meeting.